Monday, September 18, 2006

Kids in a Room

Yesterday, Bill and I went to Southern Pines to see his parents and his visiting sisters. Bill's sisters, Jeanne and Sally, are visiting with each of their children, Tyler and Matthew. We went to a lovely brunch at the Mid Pines Country Club. The kids were very well behaved and we all had a nice time. After brunch, we went back to his parent's home. Why is it that if there are children in a room with a bunch of adults there is no adult conversation? We just really sat around watching the play and being annoyed by their toys. No one really speaks except when related to the kids. Don't get me wrong, I love seeing both kids. I just wonder why this phenomena always happens.


Maggy said...

Some things never change. Been there, done that many times. This phenomena is especially noticed by those who do not have children. I love children too but after a couple of hours of having them as the center of attention, it's time for some adult interaction. If you were to have a child, do you suppose your thoughts about this would change?

Susan Mo said...

Hi, Maggy. I do wonder if my thoughts would change if I had my own kids. I'm sure that I would find my child's every move to be quite fascinating! Maybe part of the reason that I don't have kids is that I do fine them to be so exhausting. I don't think I could be responsible and watch a child 24/7 for every day of the year! After Sunday, I just wanted a break!